Two valence electrons occupy the outer energy level of the element strontium. If strontium forms an ion, what will be its likely charge?
Strontium will lose the two outer valance electrons to form a stable noble gas electron structure. As electrons are negative losing two negative electrons will leave Strontium with a +2 charge.
Would it not be
You gots a Group 2 metal, an alkaline earth, and these with TWO valence electrons, typically form
We could write the entire electronic configuration of strontium metal as
And upon oxidation....
The valence electrons are the